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I Don't Know What to Do With My Life

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

I wonder if Millennials wouldn't be better off -- less stressed about our own lives and more attractive to potential employers -- if our options were more limited, if we weren't groomed to thrive on variety.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

Graduating & Beginning

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

You will be stepping toward the great unknown and to begin, you have to begin now.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Senior Year of College

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.

Post-grad Life: Welcome to the Most Challenging Class of Your Life

Serena Lee | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Serena Lee

The truth is, I have no clue what I am doing. I am 22 years young and I am terrified of admitting that. To quote the great philosopher Taylor Swift, "...

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.

11 Things I Miss About College in My Mid-20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.

A 28 Year Old's Ten Tips for Life After College

Hunter Styles | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Hunter Styles

Picasso didn't start out by inventing Cubism -- he started with perspective. So, get some.

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Do In 2014

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

Beyond the many things I hope to accomplish some time in the near future, there are a couple things I -- and you -- should do in the new year no matter what.

What I Learned in the Republic of Georgia

Serena Piper | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Serena Piper

I will always be thankful to Georgia for reminding me through a midnight panic attack of just how small I am in this big, big world.

Not Another Post-grad Statistic

Serena Piper | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Serena Piper

At first I really thought I'd made a mistake choosing The Republic of Georgia as my first abroad experience. Who does this? Who chooses a completely odd and unusual part of the world to see their very first time out of the country? It's either the adventurous or the insane.

The World Is Your Oyster! (Pearl Not Included)

Eliza van Lennep | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Eliza van Lennep

The rosy, post-graduation optimism had faded, and I began to realize that the promise that I had carried with me my whole life: "You can be whoever you want to be; you can have anything and everything!" was not exactly true.

Be More Selfish in Your 20s

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

I'm an advocate of being selfish in your 20s. You're finally on your own and can make your own decisions and similarly have to take responsibility for all your stupid mistakes and bad life choices.

Your First Days Home as An Unemployed College Grad

Posted 05.15.2013 | College

This piece comes to us from Follow him on Twitter! Why not? By Andy Moore for Congrats, graduate! You did it! You so...

The Wrong Stuff

Ilana Ross | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

I wonder if we're just not composed like the ones that came before us. If instead, we're made of the wrong stuff? If the stuff inside of us is flimsy, or too sensitive, self-doubting, if we have inner constitution of cotton candy.

The Five Year Plan: Or How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Vanessa Willoughby | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Vanessa Willoughby

You wanted to know where I thought I'd be in five years. I felt the words freeze, my mouth open in a state of dumb shock because I had suddenly realized that in five years, we could no longer attribute our mistakes to the tried and true excuse of being young, foolish, and naive.

Student Loan Debt "Story": Chicanery? Inadvertent or Intentional?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Did they flunk out, lack motivation, decide to become a plumber instead, or did they temporarily run out of money? They might still return, and the degree might demonstrate its value somewhere down the line.

Law School -- Pros and Cons From the Pros

Michael Bloch | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Michael Bloch

Finally, I realized that the best way to decide if law school is the right path for me was to talk directly with people who have been through the decision-making process already.

A Not-So Rosy-Colored World

Hannah Baker | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Hannah Baker

I'm doing an unpaid internship at a communications company, hoping to learn the ropes of camera operation and video editing. And I'm a planner realizing that, for the first time in my life, I don't know what comes next.

My Post-Grad Life

Justine Kay | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Justine Kay

One week. One week ago, I was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to work for the firm that has hired me many times -- three to be exact -- in the past as an intern and a temp, and now as a full-time employee.

The Dark Age: Post Graduation

Darina Kagan | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Darina Kagan

As the economy steadily seems to be getting on its feet and the opportunity of jobs is increasingly growing, it seems that we are at bit more ease the...

Student Debt: Only A Little Scary

Lesley Ryder | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Lesley Ryder

Three months ago, I graduated with a degree in Biology, and $41,500 of debt (not including accrued interest). How am I coping? It's simple: pennies pinched, fingers crossed. Sure, it's a scary amount of money to owe, but it could be worse.

21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
College Candy

Here (in no particular order) is what I know for certain after turning 21. Perhaps you youngsters can take a few things from this.